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Re: Photo: Trailer Train Autorack With Studebakers

Gary Roe
 

It looks like they are getting ready to unload those cars, using the truck as a portable ramp.

gary roe
quincy, illinois



On Sunday, June 14, 2020, 11:09:56 AM CDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Photo: Trailer Train Autorack With Studebakers

A 1960 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/27275

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: PRR X31A facts you want to know

Jeff Helm
 

Mark

Thank you, I had not seen this PDF announcement, only the web site preorder page itself.
--
Jeff Helm
Bremerton WA


S&T 2020 participants and kits

John Barry
 

Greg Martin passed before he could forward me the list of this year's Shake-N-Take participants.  I have purchased the missing underframes and am preparing to send them to those that received kits that did not have them.  But I only know of 10 of the 20 folks in that situation.  Please review the lists below.  

If you attended S&T 2020 at CCB, received a kit and are not on either of these lists, please respond to this e-mail and indicate if that kit had an underframe or not. Those that did not were marked with a red stripe.  If it didn't, I will need your mailing address.

The following folks received kits without underframes at CCB 2020 

Fenton

Wells

Monte

Switzer

Mike

Smeltzer

Richard

Townsend

Schuyler

Larrabee

Kevin

von der Lippe

Mike

Skibbe

Murray

Helton

Chuck

Davis

Ken

O'Brien


 I have the addresses for these ten folks, I plan to mail your UFs this week.


These folks attended and received kits with underframes: 

Ed

Shoben

Dr J Brent

Greer

Roger

Hinman

Tom

Sinks

Mark

Kapka

Alex

Schneider

Steve

Hile

Bill

Raymond

Bill

Darnaby

George

Corral

Steve

Orth

Tony

Thompson

Al

Brown

Greg

Martin

Keith

Retterer

 

No action needed if you are on the second list. 




John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


Photo: NP Boxcar 6030 With Banner

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NP Boxcar 6030 With Banner

A 1923 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/4761

This was part of several boxcars carrying automobiles for one consignee.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Unloading Plumbing Fixtures

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Unloading Plumbing Fixtures

A 1932 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/26672

OK. I know some of you are thinking these plumbing fixtures look like tires, but read the sign. These must be very large faucet washers.

Seriously, were there any regulations about removing placards that were no longer needed?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Trailer Train Autorack With Studebakers

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Trailer Train Autorack With Studebakers

A 1960 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/27275

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Barrels Secured In A Boxcar

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Barrels Secured In A Boxcar

A 1926 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/6274

Evidently, items for a hardware company.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: NP Boxcar 35744

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NP Boxcar 35744

A 1901 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/22626

It says "Air Brake" on the car but maybe the hand brake is what was needed.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


"Boomer Pete" was Misinformed (was Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR X31A facts you want to know)

Benjamin Hom
 

Clark Propst wrote:
"I've attached a Bill Armstrong photo take on a lowly branchline in central Iowa. Shows they crawled out on some of the skinniest limbs  ;  ))"

Note the Seley hopper behind the Class X31A boxcar and what appears to be a C&O double-sheathed automobile boxcar behind the tank car.  Other than the caboose, there probably isn't a home road car on this short freight.


Ben Hom


Re: Photo: Embalmed Whale Carrier

Edward
 

Not just the embalmed whale presumably inside the rail car, but what about that automobile?
There seems to be a tow line connecting its back end to the railroad with a whale inside.
Perhaps this photo was arranged by an automobile dealer to advertise on how powerful that new car was?

Ed Bommer


Re: Photo: Embalmed Whale Carrier

 

Also note, strangely, the automobile is hitched to the car via a rope. Someone was having some fun. 
--
Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD


Re: PRR X31A facts you want to know

Clark Propst
 

I've attached a Bill Armstrong photo take on a lowly branchline in central Iowa. Shows they crawled out on some of the skinniest limbs  ;  ))
CW Propst


Re: Photo: UP Boxcar 13356 With Banner

John Barry
 

Eric,

Pure speculation - Capacity set by the car owner at something less than the standard, not to be changed on re-weigh.  Denoted in my 1944 era by a star.  Just a guess, but not a WAG.

John

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


On Sunday, June 14, 2020, 08:42:15 AM EDT, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:


The boxcar has a 1926 weigh stencil so the photo can't be 1923.

What is the back story on the Arbitrary stencils used with the weigh data here? I've not seen that before.



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN



On June 13, 2020 at 11:42 PM "Bob Chaparro via groups.io" <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: UP Boxcar 13356 With Banner

A 1923 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/6527

Only a fair quality photo.

Banner advertises motor oil.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


 


Re: Photo: UP Boxcar 13356 With Banner

Eric Hansmann
 

The boxcar has a 1926 weigh stencil so the photo can't be 1923.

What is the back story on the Arbitrary stencils used with the weigh data here? I've not seen that before.



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN



On June 13, 2020 at 11:42 PM "Bob Chaparro via groups.io" <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: UP Boxcar 13356 With Banner

A 1923 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/6527

Only a fair quality photo.

Banner advertises motor oil.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


 


Re: PRR X31A facts you want to know

Mark Rossiter
 

The Rapido webpage advertising these cars gives the date ranges that the various paint schemes were applicable:

https://files.constantcontact.com/b02e8bb6001/407e09a1-d552-48c6-ab72-7bcb9b8710b1.pdf

 

Mark Rossiter

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Photo: Embalmed Whale Carrier

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Embalmed Whale Carrier

A 1930 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/9099

A special car.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: MILW Flat Cat 57026 With Auto Carriers & Banner

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: MILW Flat Cat 57026 With Auto Carriers & Banner

A 1960 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/26811

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: UP Boxcar 13356 With Banner

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: UP Boxcar 13356 With Banner

A 1923 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/6527

Only a fair quality photo.

Banner advertises motor oil.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Northern Refrigerator Car Co. Reefer 9200

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Northern Refrigerator Car Co. Reefer 9200

A 1928 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/7020

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Boxcar 23206

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Boxcar 23206

A 1923 photo from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture:

https://ferrisarchives.northwestmuseum.org/Item/Index/4744

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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